Confero Warns of LinkedIn Scam Using Confero Name- Job Offer Scam – Will George- It’s a Fake!

Jul 31, 2015 by Confero Inc.

We learned today about a fake mystery shop offer for the position offered via Linkedin messaging. These fake positions are advertised through Linkedin and possibly other sites as well. The scammer, who goes by the name of Will George, falsely claims that he works for Confero. 


Please do not contact that person on Linkedin or elsewhere as "Will George" is trying to scam people.  These scams almost always result in consumers becoming duped into a fake check scam. In fake check scams, shoppers are sent checks to deposit, then told to wire most of the funds elsewhere and keep the difference. Ultimately, the check the scammer sent the shopper turns out to be worthless and the shopper is on the hook to cover the entire check with the bank. Some of the checks look quite real - so real in fact that bank tellers see them all the time. BE CAREFUL! 

And, just so you know:

  1. Confero NEVER issues checks to shoppers for any reason. Our payments to shoppers are sent via PayPal or Direct Deposit. 
  2. A typical mystery shopping gig does not pay $300!  

Here is an email from the scammer that a potential victim sent us this today:



Do you have a little time to spare? You are probably thinking of something to work with and have fun. You can evaluate stores/services as a secret shopper around your area .CONFERO INC seeks individuals to evaluate stores and customer service professionalism. 

My personal experience as shopper myself is memorable. I will like you to sign up for it 

Simple 15-45 Minutes assignment for people living in us 
Your Instruction for your assignment will be e-mailed. Assignments to be completed quick as possible but flexible. 
You will receive funding for the assignment 
You may be asked to visit a business outlet around you, be it a convenience store, grocery store, etc. 

You are entitled to -THREE HUNDRED USD- per task The company takes care of all expense needed for the assignment. 

Kindly email your details below TO: in a separate email. 

Your Full Name: 
Full Mailing address (Include APT if applicable) OR PO BOX 
Email Address: 

Please contact 

HR Personnel: 

Will George. 
Telephone :(919) 578-1007 
For CONFERO INC.535 Keisler Drive Suite 204, Cary, NC 27518 

I give you 100% guarantee of their legitimacy, a trial will convince you

We send our sincere thanks to  the person who brought this to our attention, so that we were able to warn others of this scam.  If you would like to read more about scams, please visit our website:

Tagged: mystery shopper, mystery shopping, fake check scam,

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